When my good friend Ann saw this apron I made for the Studio Quilters' challenge last year, she asked me to make her one. Last week she reminded me that I hadn't done it yet! So I thought I had better set to it.
As you can see, mine is sewing themed with a tab to clip my scissor 'Zinger' to and a detachable pin cushion to stop me stabbing myself in an awkward place!
Now Ann is a card maker not a quilter, and very good at it too. But I struggled to think of a suitable theme for the appliqué. Then it came to me that she is also a keen puzzle piecer - and that was it!
Just the thing for the deep front pocket.
And her initial for the top pocket.
The method was another 'make it up as you go along pattern'! Fortunately I had kept the diagram from last time - basically just measurements plotted onto a grid which I scaled up to mark on the fabric.
The whole thing was cut as a single piece (with a lining behind). I sewed right around it, turned it right side out and top stitched the edge to make it flat.
Then I crossed it over at the back and joined it at the shoulders with binding to cover the join.
I am looking forward to giving it to her, but I've told her she mustn't get GLITTER on it!!!!
Happy Quilting Everyone!
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